Ratchet axle stands - One to watch

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Ratchet axle stands - One to watch

Postby busheytrader » 12 Sep 2018 22:02

I recently bought some ratchet type axle stands since they've become cheaper.

On one of them, the welding across the two halves of the casing was pretty bad. This bead of weld missed the butt joint almost completely, no doubt compromising its strength so watch out if you're buying some.


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Re: Ratchet axle stands - One to watch

Postby Rich K » 14 Sep 2018 17:02

Thanks for the warning. I just bought some from SGS Engineering (UK made). Just checked them and all looks good.
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Re: Ratchet axle stands - One to watch

Postby FI Spyder » 15 Sep 2018 14:49

Proves the old adage, "assume nothing".
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Re: Ratchet axle stands - One to watch

Postby Beans » 16 Sep 2018 19:17

FI Spyder wrote:Proves the old adage, "assume nothing".

... and buy from reputable suppliers or manufacturers :idea:
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